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Hello I'm Sally Taylor. Welcome to South Today.
The dashcam footage shows a lorry driver using a mobile phone
as he hits a stationary car killing a young woman.
Who is to blame for the claims of crime figures on this leaflet?
Why parents of children with mental health problems often
My job as a parent is to make sure my child is happy and safe
and all that but I'm seeing it as I've failed.
The game that's improving communication for those
Tonight, yet another case of death on the roads because someone
was using their mobile phone behind the wheel.
Once more it involves a lorry driver on the A34.
Dariusz Tokarczyk from Yorkshire has been sentenced to four and a half
years in prison for causing death by dangerous driving.
He failed to see the hazard lights of a car broken
down near the junction with the M4 motorway.
Jeremy Stern was in Reading Crown Court today.
This footage was taken from the lorry driven by Dariusz Tokarczyk on
the a 34 near Chieveley in March last year. I had deserved Vauxhall
Corsa driven by Jody Moss, a 21-year-old from Swindon. She had
put the hazard lights on because of engine problems. The lorry did not
slow down as it neared the car. Reading Crown Court heard Dariusz
Tokarczyk from Yorkshire was using a hand-held device, probably a mobile
phone, to change his music in the vital seconds before impact.
Speaking through a Polish interpreter, he admitted causing
death by dangerous driving. Judy Moss's family said she died after
some of the happiest months of her life. They condemned the lorry
driver. She was a happy student who loved nature, she was caring about
others. She was taking far too early by a selfish ten second act. The
driver had plenty of time to act. The devastation caused continues to
be miserable. We will never forget the pleasure she gave us.
Sentencing Dariusz Tokarczyk, the judge said he had taken a cavalier
attitude to using a mobile phone while driving. She said, you did not
react to the stationary vehicle until it was too late. She also
described him as irresponsible, reckless and thoughtless. He was
sentenced to four and a half years in prison and he was bound for
driving 451 months. Surrey County Council has accused
an energy company of doing additional drilling at an oil well
in the green belt without seeking Angus Energy has an existing
production site at It also has a stake
in an application for test drilling The company insists it has
all the permissions needed and planning consent
is not required. Lewis Coombes is at the Brockham
Field site near Dorking For 30 years oil has been
drilled here, Sally, but today it's the centre
of an ongoing debate between the owners, Angus Energy,
and Surrey County Council. It's around whether the
company did or did not require planning permission to drill
what's known as a sidetrack It's an off-shoot if you like of
the original borehole, something the company are keen
to explore as it's thought there could be far greater
quantities of oil 700 Surrey County Council wrote
to the company saying it needed planning permission and says it's
extremely disappointed But Angus Energy says
the council only controls activities above ground
and that they've followed all the permissions and guidelines
required by the three other regulators - the Environment Agency,
the Oil and Gas authority It is a complicated industry. You
need oversight for different areas of it. Of course, those other bodies
need to be approached and you need permits from them. Unless Saudi
county council don't understand their own permits, it would seem odd
they add in the run. -- Surrey County Council.
This is a site that's been at the centre of protests
Yes, this is different to the anti-fracking protests that
But last year, two protest camps were set up here at Brockham
Angus Energy has an interest in that site also an application for test
I think we need to work through the economic indications and the social
implications. We need to be careful about what ever is done to develop
the site. This village has changed over the
years with the traffic and everything and now we've got the
tankers coming in. It is a very narrow road and it causes a lot of
problems for people. It's my understanding
that ongoing talks will continue between Angus Energy
and Surrey County Council about whether to apply for
retrospective planning permission. They will be a number of people who
will be looking forward to the outcome. We will report on that.
The judge has begun summing up in the case of Aaron Brown,
who's accused of the manslaughter of Ryan McKinlay from
Earlier, Winchester Crown Court was told that a high speed powerboat
accident that killed Mr McKinlay was caused by an error of judgement.
Mr Brown's defence barrister told the jury that he was
This is the turbojet rib owned by Aaron Brown.
Here, driven by the skipper he had hired to take his
party of friends out on his larger luxury motor cruiser.
A little after these pictures were taken Mr Brown
took the helm with devastating consequences.
His friend, Ryan McKinlay, a passenger in the rib
was killed when he collided with the larger boat.
Prosecutors say his death was foreseeable and avoidable.
Mr Brown, they say, was driving too fast and too close to the other boat
in an obviously dangerous and reckless manoeuvre.
Giving evidence, Mr Brown, seen here on the left,
He had been trying to spray guests on his cruiser.
He said at the time he didn't think he was going too fast
I was intending to turn away, I turned right and the boat
It happened so quickly, he told the jury tearfully.
Mr Brown's defence barrister said his client is
a naturally cautious, careful and considered man.
He said this was a tragic accident, the result of a serious error
of judgment and a mistake, he said, that did not
But the prosecution told the jury this was an inevitable disaster.
Mr McKinlay died as a result of reckless driving by a man
The jury will consider its verdict here tomorrow.
Wiltshire police has had to apologise for releasing figures
suggesting that crimes against women in the county had gone up by
The actual increase is just over 100% but the mistake only came
to light after the original figures were used by the Liberal Democrats
in an election newsletter and the party was accused
of scaremongering by the Conservative Police and Crime
Our Political Editor Peter Henley is here.
In this era of Fake News we are all scrutinising things
like election leaflets very carefully.
This one from the Lib Dems claims Crime Shock.
A shocking 500% rise in serious crimes against women in five years.
Now the Crime Commissioner called foul over it.
Though he was at pains to say in a statement,
"Whilst holding this office I try to serve
Which would be all very well, except the 500% figure
They gave it to a local Herald. The Superintendent was quoted saying the
bride was largely down to women feeling more confident in coming
forward. It is that the Lib Dems picked it up from.
They can't both be right. The police got it wrong. The police quoted
figures for 2011. The police put out a correction, they would like to
apologise. The Police and Crime Commissioner
said the confidence of victims to come forward is key, and alarmist
article on political newspapers will not help. The Lib Dems say this is
outrageous. Somebody should have looked
at it and said either good heavens that's wrong or good
heavens we need some help. It suggests the commissioner isn't
familiar with the figures for crime Now we asked Angus McPherson,
Wiltshire's Police and Crime Commissioner to respond,
but he didn't want to instead issuing a third statement
in which he conceded the police mistake was "regrettable"
but standing by his accusation that the leaflet was alarmist
because unlike the newspaper articles there was "not a word
of reassurance or mitigation." However we do now know
is a substantial rise in reported Sheltering the homeless
on the island. The bus idea that's now
being rolled out elsewhere. Many parents of children
with mental health problems are not asking for help,
because they feel blamed Researchers at Reading University,
who've highlighted the seriousness of the issue, say more needs to be
done to remove the stigma parents feel, so more youngsters
get the help they need. Nikki Mitchell has been finding out
more about the difficulties some When I tried to get
to sleep, I always thought somebody was going to come
in and murder me. Luke's years of extreme
anxiety exhausted and upset his family just as
much as it did him. When I was worried I just thought
of bad stuff and I couldn't I was fine at school but just
when I had to go to sleep, I just felt like something
was going to happen That could go on in till two
or three o'clock in the morning and it just made this
spiral of awful effects with his tiredness the next day,
our own tiredness the next day. It was a volcano just
bubbling the whole time. Many parents in her
situation feel a sense of hopelessness and guilt but
researchers at Reading University have found it is a fear
of being blamed which stops There is quite a lot
of work surrounding stigma associated with mental health
but what this work does is highlight the stigma specifically
for parents and the blame the parents can feel for having a child
with mental health difficulties. Both blame that they put on
themselves but also they are seeing other people blaming them
for their child's problems. I blamed myself because
I had a child that, My job as a parent is
to make sure my child For some parents that
can put them off seeking help and make it harder
for them to seek help and perhaps wait until problems have got worse
and really at crisis point I was so lucky, I had
the family support, I had my family telling me, you are not a bad
parent, you are great. But if you haven't got someone
there to tell you then you need Then you are going to be in a better
place and you are going to be in a better place
to help your child With help from children
and adolescent and mental health services, Luke has now overcome
much in his anxiety. But frustratingly the waiting
list is an extremely long one, two to three
years for many families. Hampshire County Council has today
decided to press ahead with plans Although there'll now
be a further four week consultation, it looks likely
Fort Hill Community School will close at the end
of the academic year to join forces with Cranborne Business
and Enterprise College. Let's get more from Jo Kent who's
at Fort Hill school tonight, Jo, Yes, any big decision affecting
a child's education is going What we're talking about here
is a decision to effectively close this school, a school parents
were fighting to protect. They put forward arguments
as to why it should stay open but the decision went against them
leading to some angry outbursts. You didn't tell the community before
that the school was going to close. You didn't tell us, if you had told
us before we could have The parents I spoke to said
they felt they hadn't been listened They're devastated and worried
about their children. I can honestly say I've got too well
performing children at that school and it is really, really sad
that they now are going to face She feels that because of the
decisions made by an organisation in Winchester her education has now
been, in her words, screwed up. Like so many things it
comes down to money. The schools watchdog Ofsted said
Fort Hill requires improvement, For this September the council says
the school received only 38 first Schools funding is worked
out on pupil numbers, to keep it open even for another
year as the parents had asked would result in a defecit
of half a million pounds. Meanwhile Cranborne also has
surplus places but it's on a bigger site so pupils
from here could be The council said it looked at other
options but at the end of the day that funding shortfall is something
it simply can't afford. It was difficult to assess certain
aspects of the consultation. They kept coming back to the same thing,
how can we make the school viable and give the quality curriculum we
want in Fort Hill for the next school year honours? Nobody came up
with an answer. Well there's another four week
consultation period. The council says it will
consider viable options which must only mean some sort
of outside funding. The parents say they'll fight
on to save this school. Next an update on a story you may
remember from before Christmas. Kevin Newton, himself
a former rough sleeper, wanted to do something to help
the homeless on the Isle of Wight. So he converted a double decker bus
into a night shelter. Four months on, it's
so successful more buses Inside Out's Jon Cuthill has
been finding out more. Kevin Newton is providing shelter
for homeless people with nowhere There is no excuse for
anybody being hungry. The bus will always be
needed because there are people who lose their jobs,
they lose where they're living, there are people whose relationships
will break up. So far, he has had 22 people on
board and managed to get 11 of them When they first come,
people arrive at the bus with A young lady came along and insisted
to take me out and buy She bought me a lovely
pair of boots which are A lot better than the
shoes I was wearing. Until three years ago,
Jonathan was a successful Due to depression, alcoholism
and divorce, he found himself I had a beautiful five bedroom home
overlooking the Solent. Now, five more buses
are being launched on the They have just been donated a bus
and should be up and running around It is just a great idea
and it is a really cheap solution It provides safety and shelter
and food and support. It will help people
back into society Following the success
on the Isle of Wight, Kevin's plan is to have a bus
in every major city in the UK within You can see more on this story
on Inside Out tonight On to sport now. Some interesting
talking going on about seven developments at Portsmouth.
Portsmouth say they have a robust process in place to deal with any
potential offers of investment the club issued a statement this
afternoon after reports emerged that former Walt Disney boss
Michael Eisner had been linked with buying the club.
South Today understands Eisner has been actively pursuing football
interests for several months though his Tornante investment firm.
Among other clubs under consideration was Reading but more
recently it's thought Portsmouth has been on his radar.
Any takeover would have to be approved by shareholders.
Bournemouth's second consecutive premier league win has put the club
on course for a third season in the top flight
The stage was set under the lights on Saturday night
Benik Afobe's deflected shot put them into the lead at the break,
Alfie Mawson credited with an own goal.
No one could deny Afobe a second to seal the three points
so after seven points from nine, what's changed?
I don't think anything's turned around.
I think the players stuck with it and didn't get too low and
didn't get negative, managed to ride out a mini period
where we weren't getting things as we wanted them to.
That meant the result has always been key.
The manager has been talking to us and
saying we need to look for that and get that back-to-back wins
We've got a good momentum and hopefully that can
continue until the end of the season.
Reading had a big win in the championship on Friday
night, so here's the rest of the weekend's talking points.
With Huddersfield losing and Newcastle drawing, Brighton could
have gone back to the top of the Championship if they had won at
Garry Monk's side are promotion contenders to.
They had much of the better of this game.
A familiar face would return to haunt the Albion.
Chris Wood starred on loan in their league promotion he put
With five minutes to play come Albion gave away a spot kick and
The gap to third is still six points.
Southampton couldn't quite recover from conceding twice in the opening
45 minutes of their game at White Hart Lane.
Christian Eriksen's low driver beating Forster.
A sterling second hole saw them pull one back. And equaliser was beyond
them. Portsmouth remain third but they had a date against Stevenage
and lost 3-0. It was 2-0 by half-time and Paul Cook's three-man
defence was found wanting. They Portsmouth were down to ten men by
the time they got this spot kick. Congratulations tonight
to the Thomas Hardye Their Under-15's reached
the National Schools Cup Vase They beat Bridgewater High School
48-5 this weekend. An incredible second half
performance saw Thomas Hardye score They'll now meet dr
Challoner's School from Team Solent's women's
basketball team secured The Hampshire team needed a win
from this weekend's game to be sure of the title,
and defeated Bristol Storm Meanwhile Reading Rockets long
unbeaten run in the men's national league came to an end
as they suffered defeats at new league champions Northumbria
and yesterday against Loughborough, A win on Saturday and they'll
guarantee runners up spot. Worthing Thunder are safe from
the drop after beating Westminster. Can playing 'light games' with make
believe bubbles and flowers help Well, a group of care home residents
from the Isle of Wight have They've been using a device that
projects interactive images onto a table top
to help people communicate Our Health Correspondent David
Fenton has been along to find out. There are many things that people
with dementia can't do. But they can do this. And this. And this. These
projected images are part game and part therapy. The clever thing is,
they move when you touch them. There is an infrared sensor that allows
people playing with the games to move the right. As it might it is a
safe environment. The projector is attached to a ceiling. It promotes
independent activity which is difficult to achieve with people
with late stage dementia. These care home residents have problems with
memory and communicating. But within minutes of sitting down, they were
laughingly talking enjoying themselves. They are engaging. He
can see the laughter. Social stimulation side of it. I'd better
keep quiet! I have been here for about an hour
and they are still playing the games. Some of them are getting
quite competitive. This is about more than just having fun. I think
it is so important to live well with dementia. What tends to happen is we
assume it can't be done but actually it can be dead if we know how to do
it and this is one of the tools we can use to help others.
This event was held at a local church but the device is finding its
way into care homes and NHS hospitals. It is a simple idea but
it makes people smile and it seems to work.
That is such a good idea. Sam Fraser is here where theirs this Monday.
Let's look ahead to the weather. These sheep in Askerswell
are wondering where spring went. The winds were good news for these
windsurfers in Mudeford. And the skies frowned over
the River Dunn in Hungerford, It is the spring equinox but things
didn't feel springlike today. These guys were leaden and we had some
rain. Let's look at the weather for the week ahead. It is a real mixed
bag. We will start to draw in some cold polar air so it will be chilly.
We will see spells of rain but the winds should ease from midweek.
Tonight is a chilly affair. Lowes dropping to two Celsius. That means
that tomorrow will dawn bright but chilly and breezy as well. Some good
spells of sunshine across the sunshine pity we'll see showers
moving in fairly quickly and though showers could fall as hail, perhaps
accompanied by thunder. Anything is possible. Nine Celsius is our top
temperature. It will feel colder than that in the winter. Tomorrow
evening, further showers make their way in ahead of an organised band of
rain. Under the cloudy skies, temperatures a little bit warmer,
perhaps six Celsius. Looking at Wednesday morning, the remnants of
that rain starts to make its way east so though should clear by the
afternoon and we will see is a bright or sunny spells developing
for most places. The odd shower knocking around. Highs of nine
Celsius but the wind will have dropped. Looking ahead to Thursday,
the area of low pressure as over northern France means we could see
some more rain for Southern counties as you go through the day. Some
bright spells as well and that is how the story continues as we head
into Friday. Some cloudy skies with breaks in the cloud. Temperatures
just creeping up to 10 Celsius. A little bit of rain around. As we
head into the weekend, it is an improving picture. If you've got
Mothering Sunday plans it will be good. Some sentient, chilly by night
and temperatures on I have been told it is international
happiness day-to-day. How did we do? We will leave you smiling. We will
be back at eight o'clock. Good night.
The 24-year-old man has been charged with murder.
You made sure an innocent man is charged!
What gives you the right to say that he's innocent?
If police wrongdoing is part of this, I want to know.
Huntley's definitely hiding something.